Sequel: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Music plays) ta da ta da ta da

Dr. Jekyll is now addicted to his alter ego, he cannot help himself to drinking the potion that turns him into the ravenous beast that lusts to kill and destroy. He is fully aware of this atrocity for during the day his memory replays like a bad exciting dream the events from the night before. The good citizens love Dr. Jekyll and they are completely unaware of the evil that lurks within.
Christians today are not much different sad to say listen to Philippians 3:17 (NASB) “brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk,of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ.” Paul is saying here that many false teachers who claim to be Christians walk as enemies of the cross. The good people of the church love Dr. Christian but are unaware of the evil that lurks within that comes out in the darkness. These types of people are legalistic and deny the grace of God who set us free teaching everyone that works will get us into heaven, when in fact according to Ephesians 2:8 (NASB)”for by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as the result of works, so that no one may boast.” Many of the Jews prior to the cross of Christ worked their way to salvation, but God did this so that they would understand that they could not do it of themselves in their own strength that they needed God Acts 15.

In 2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV) “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” Some people act like Christians but do not have intimacy with Christ on a personal level thereby denying the power of the Holy Spirit working in their lives. Everything they do is without God’s help for they do not need it because they are so full of themselves and their own abilities. Paul says from such people turn away from them, do not hang out with them, nor fellowship with them. Jude 1:12 (NIV) talks about these people………”These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm–shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted–twice dead.” Discern by the Holy Spirit who these people are and turn away from them but always be kind and loving and praying for their salvation. You will know them by their fruits, by their deeds, by their attitudes and who they give all the glory and credit too. Be careful my dears friends of for we are living in the last days and these days are evil so be wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove.

Intimacy With Christ,
Richard

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